Here’s To New Beginnings (And Guilt-Free Donuts)

Moving sucks, I think we can all agree. This past weekend, I packed up the contents of the ultra-girly one bedroom plus den I’ve been calling my own for the past three years and moved to the neighbourhood directly south—Toronto’s Liberty Village. My exact location may not have changed much, but this move was a […]

My Whole30 Challenge: What Failure Taught Me

On January 11, I embarked on my first-ever Whole30 challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s a 30-day eating plan created by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, with two New York Times bestselling books behind it, designed to rid you of your bad food habits, sugar and snack addictions, and food-related inflammation and sensitivities. […]

Sweethearts: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to spend this week reflecting on various aspects of that wonderful thing called love, from community love and self love to some healthy treats baked with love. Whether you’re perpetually single, serial dating, happily married or fresh off a divorce, it makes no difference here—this week is all […]

Shop Local: Etsy Made in Canada Day

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a self-proclaimed sucker for all things made in Canada. I’ve written about the subject for Flare, as well as here on my blog. It just feels better to spend my money supporting local businesses that have made the conscious decision to produce their goods on home soil despite the obvious […]

Start 2014 Clean: My January Detox

Happy new year, all! Like most people’s, my holiday season was filled with much more indulgence than I would like to admit. All my good intentions and office treat table will-power disintegrated the moment I stepped through my parents’ front door on Christmas Eve. (And OK, there might have also been a pre-Christmas incident involving […]

Guilt-Free Dining At Toronto’s Live Food Bar

One of the best things about living in a big city is the massive variety of restaurants to choose from. And for people trying to maintain a well-balanced diet while still having a social life, Toronto’s impressive selection of healthy restaurants is the surest secret to success, with offerings from vegetarian and vegan to raw, organic, […]

Organic Produce To Your Doorstep

Thursdays have always been pretty good as far as days of the week go. You’re over the hump and the weekend is upon us. Also, my gym’s best class lineup is Thursday and “Scandal” is on TV—try topping that, Wednesday. Just when I thought Thursdays were as good as they were ever going to get, […]